'Net Search Engines
Table of Contents
- Google (search modifiers: filetype: ppt, numeric ranges (1950..1960), exclude from search (-<excludeword>), currency conversions (100 pounds in dollars), time San Francisco, 100 * (55 - 43))
- Google Easter Egg - 'do a barrel roll' or 'tilt' or 'askew' in the search area of the web page
- Google Les Paul - play a guitar doodle
- Google timer - 'set timer 1 minute'
- Google calculator - 'calculator'
- Conversions - 'amount unit1 in unit2' - i.e. 20 C in F
- Time zones - 'time in place' - i.e. time in San Francisco
- Translations - 'translate word to language' - translate help to italian
- modifiers - site:, filetype:, related:, -excludethis (e.g. apple -iPhone)
- Public data - e.g. unemployment rate us
- Google created html5 version of Angry Birds
- Google earth clock
- Opt out of Google data correlation
- Google Dashboard - Configure your privacy settings
- Google Public Data Explorer
- Wolfram Alpha
- blekko - search the web by using slashtags. slashtags search only the sites you want and cut out the spam sites. use friends, experts, community or your own slashtags to slash in what you want and slash out what you don't
- duckduckgo - general purpose search engine that is intended to be your starting place when searching the Internet. Use it to get way more instant answers, way less spam and real privacy...
- About.com - Human guides...
- Open Directory Profject
- excite Netsearch
- InfoSeek Home Page
- a9.com - multicolumn search site tied in with Amazon...
- DECs Alta Vista Web site
- InformIT.com - Portal targetted at IT...Includes online library
- W3 Search Engines
- Technorati - Search across blogs
- scitopia.org - integrated science and tech research search
- podzinger - Search for podcasts and videocasts
- clusty - clustering engine that groups similar items together - organizing search results into folders. It combines the power of clustering with meta-search (i.e. a search of other searches).
- Lexxe - designed to extract short answers on-the-fly, instead of finding the page on which the answer might be located. It emphasizes the processing of language rather than symbols - using the level of words and the meanings associated with them.
- numbr - free throw-away phone numbers. Or maybe tracking against those numbers.
- craftytrade.com - barter, trade, teach, learn trades and crafts, network, make friends.
Gas price search
Community based searching...
- swicki - community-driven search engine that allows users to create deep, focused searches on a specific niche.
- rollyo - community powered, theme-based search. Rollyo allows users to create and publish their own personal search engines, based on websites they decide to include in their 'SearchRoll'.
- wink - enables users to tag their favorite results, block irrelevant spam and display the best sites - as hand-picked by other users.
- http://www.stumbleupon.com/ - helps you discover interesting web pages, photos and videos recommended by friends and like-minded people, wherever you are.
- Yelp - user reviews of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, beauty/spas, etc...
Social Sites - Tagging
- stickk.com - set, track, motivate towareds achieving a goal
- mashable.com - independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world.
- fullcoverage.yahoo.com - scan news stories for full coverage
- 1stheadlines.com - all stories including those that aren't big, organized by category
- Northern Light - free searchable 2 week archive of news (w/ additional searches available at cost)
- News Library.com - charges for searches archives of 65+ newspapers from US & Canada
- Individual.com - sends customized news to you in email
- InfoBeat.com - (only) sends customized news to you in email
- Op-Ed pages - indexes ~600 op-ed pages from English-language newspapers around the world
Buying Network Equipment
- packt - tech book publisher out of UK
Job Search Locations and Tools
Online Free Resume Building Sites w/ web/visual extras
Free voice services
- Onebox from J2 Global
- Virtual PBX
- Ring Central
- Qik, Fring, Tango, and OoVoo